- "Plants love us. They give us food, shelter, the very air we breathe. And what do we do in return? We kill them, because that's our nature. We cause pain. Everyone I've known has only hurt or betrayed me. Maybe I've always known in my heart what I needed to do, but I finally have the power to do so. I'm giving your city back to the plants, starting with the people who hurt me. Your time is coming."
- —Ivy Pepper to Jim Gordon
Ivy picks her next target being Bullock, leading Gordon and Lucius back to an old friend, as Selina tries to take matters into her own hands. Sofia wants full control of Gotham and turns to Lee about the state of The Narrows. Meanwhile, Bruce tries to make amends with Alfred, and Nygma visits Arkham.
Bruce burns down his vigilante's mask. He then goes to meet Alfred Pennyworth, who refuses to return until he shows him "he's changed." Meanwhile, Ivy Pepper arrives at a bar where she uses her plants to hypnotize the bystanders.
Lee Thompkins meets with Sofia Falcone, who wants a sizable part of the Narrows' control. Jim Gordon and the GCPD investigate the bar incident and discover that Ivy is responsible, intending to kill Harvey Bullock for her father's death. At Bullock's apartment, the GCPD watches as Ivy makes a broadcasting message throughout the TV to show her powers. Edward Nygma is still getting teased by his personality, to the point he's even considering suicide as a solution to avoid it.
Gordon and Bullock find Ivy on a warehouse but she uses her powers to escape and hold Bullock at her control. After battling Bullock with a gun, Gordon knocks him down, healing him back. Bruce attends a charity foundation and runs into Alfred, who states that he needs to accept "who he really is." Then, Ivy interrupts the event and uses her plant to kill many people at the event when the GCPD arrives. Bruce dons a suit and rescues many people before being shot by Gordon on his bulletproof vest. However, he manages to escape.
Sofia meets again with Lee, who refuses her offer for control of the Narrows. However, Sofia kills her bodyguard and smashes Lee's hand with a hammer, stating she now has control of the Narrows, putting Sampson as the new head. Nygma opts to return to Arkham instead. However, Oswald Cobblepot reappears and he reveals to him that he had specifically written the letter so that his dual personality would read it and take Nygma back to Arkham. With Bullock back on the precinct, Gordon vows to take Sofia down.